Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Dogs of Thunder

Things are not good in north Texas today. I lost my electricity in a spring thunderstorm last night. It's now been fourteen hours and still counting. TXU, my electric company, says 300,000 households lost power last night. They got 100,000 up and running overnight, but estimate it will take a week before they get everyone back on line.

I've mentioned in the past that I live in a hilly, very heavily wooded area. Most of the time, it's heavenly. Right now, it looks like hell. There are dozens of trees across roofs, across cars and across roads. I could hear the chainsaws all night long.

I will try to resume posting later today, but right now am trying to deal with all the food in my refrigerator and freezer. AND I need more batteries for my battery-powered lanterns. The instructions never mentioned the batteries were only good for three hours.

One funny thing happened while I was driving home last night. It was dusk and already raining so it was hard to see. As I turned onto my street, about three houses from mine, I saw a black animal racing across lawns toward my car. I thought to myself, "Oh, Lord, a lost dog."

The "dog" got close enough to my car that I could no longer see it so I figured it was chasing my car. I slowed down and pulled into my driveway. I opened my car door cautiously, not wanting the dog to jump up on me.

There stood my cat Bob. I was appalled. I mean, I knew he was big, but big enough to be mistaken for a DOG??? The boy seriously needs to lose weight.

Later . . .


Maria Zannini said...

Oh, that's awful! We had fences and chunks of trees down here, but my place made it intact.

If there's anything I can do for you, call me. I can bring you stuff---like fresh batteries. :o)
Seriously, let me know what you need.


B.E. Sanderson said...

Hang in there, Maya. I'll keep a positive thought for you. I hope everything gets better there soon.

Maya Reynolds said...

Thanks, Maria.

It's 8 PM, and I'm going to return home, praying the whole way that I have electricity again.

Maya Reynolds said...

Thanks, B.E. So do I.